Implementing Client Authentication

This section provides an overview of client SSL authentication, prerequisites, and discusses how to implement client authentication.

As mentioned previously in this topic, outbound transactions connect from the PeopleSoft application server to the integration gateway using an HTTP over MIME connection. Client SSL encryption allows you to secure this connection. Client SSL encryption is not implemented on inbound transactions from the integration gateway to the application server, since this connection is made using a Jolt connection.

Client SSL encryption is typically implemented when the application server and integration gateway each reside on separate machines.

Client SSL encryption is implemented using digital certificates and you must have them installed on the integration gateway.

Note: You must have web server SSL encryption set up and implemented to use client SSL authentication. With web server SSL set up and implemented, client SSL authentication will fail.

After digital certificates are installed, there are no other steps required to implement client SSL authentication.